Friday, October 11, 2013

*WEEKEND AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT* M. S. Willis


GIVEAWAY!!

TWO winners will receive an ebook copy of M. S. Willis' new release "Madeleine, Abducted" (releasing Monday), and an I'll Be Reading bookmark!

(Rafflecopter at the bottom)
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M. S. Willis


M.S. Willis is a romance novelist whose debut novel, Control, was released in 2013.

Although currently writing in the romance genre, Willis has plans to expand her literary pursuits into multiple genres and has no fear conquering difficult subject matters in her writing.

Willis is a native Floridian who is also a photographer and musician.

When not absorbing herself in written, visual or musical expression, Willis is an adrenaline junkie, a 'closet' video game enthusiast, and an avid outdoors person and nature lover.

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I've had the honor of reading an ARC of M. S. Willis' new release "Madeleine, Abducted". It is hands down one of the most phenomenal books I have ever read. M. S. Willis has a way of taking the darkest stories, the ones that make your entire being hurt while you read them, and making them an absolute thing of beauty. Her writing is fantastic, and she has made a reader for life out of me.  

My review of "Madeleine, Abducted" will be posted during the blog tour on October 30th, so be sure to check back!
(HINT: It made my 6 star list!)
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She was meant to be his destruction…
A pawn played in a perilous game between 
father and son…
Yet, her strength was more than either 
man could imagine. 
As Maddy learns to save herself… 
She becomes the one thing that could 
set the son free.

Madeleine Clark was raised to become a concert cellist. Sheltered and naïve, she remains hidden behind her music, a protection from the world around her. On the night of her first solo performance, Maddy accepts the admiration of a stranger and finds herself captive in a cruel and twisted power struggle between a sadistic father and his son, Aaron.

Seemingly dangerous and uncaring, Aaron manages the business operations of his father’s estate. Wanting nothing to do with the slaves kept at the Estate, Aaron refuses to take part in the deeper depravities of his father. Despite his resistance, Aaron’s father ‘gifts’ him with a petite, brunette woman he can’t refuse. 

A bond forged in conspiracy and deceit, Aaron struggles to save Maddy by teaching her to survive in the world in which he’d been raised. An unlikely union, Aaron soon learns that great strengths can exist within small packages, while Madeleine learns that love and light can exist in the darkest of places.

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MADELEINE ABDUCTED TEASERS


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OTHER WORKS BY M. S. WILLIS

"The Control Series"
Another favorite series of mine! These books will suck you in, and you will NOT want to put them down. I lost sleep, I forgot to eat, and it was completely worth it.
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Control: The Control Series #1

Paige Stone lived anything but a normal childhood. Having been raised around an abused women's shelter operated by her parents, Paige was a constant witness to the tragedy and heartache suffered by women at the hands of the men they trusted. Out of refusal to ever allow that to happen to her,... Paige built walls around her heart at a young age. Those walls were only fortified when tragedy struck on her sixth birthday and took from her the only friend and love she knew. Now at 22 years old, and working as a private investigator, Paige is driven by a deep need for strength, independence and a stubborn refusal to accept help from another person. Surrounding herself with her three best friends, Paige never assumed that the autonomy she had worked so hard to build could be challenged.

That was, until Paige met Daemon Pierce.

Mysterious, strong-willed, and breathtakingly beautiful, Daemon seemed to instantly know Paige better than she knew herself. Paige is disgusted by Daemon's reputation as a womanizer, but becomes intrigued when she is unable to discover his background. Paige's curiosity about Daemon proves to be her downfall as she is swept up in his charming and arrogant pursuit to possess her in every possible way.

For the first time in her life, Paige will struggle for control while Daemon slowly dismantles the walls she has built around herself. Only time will tell who will be victorious in their battle of wills as Daemon teaches Paige the weaknesses within herself that she never knew existed. Paige stays one step ahead in her struggle against Daemon's controlling ways, but when tragedy strikes her life a second time, she has to choose; will she put her life in danger, or will she finally accept a helping hand?


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Conflict: The Control Series #2

Conflict is the second book in the Control series. This description contains spoilers for those who have not read book one in the series, entitled Control.

Private Investigator, Paige Stone has always appreciated the independence of her life, however, her world was pitched upside down when she and her roommates were attacked and nearly killed. As a result of the attack by Chris, Paige now finds herself dependent upon Daemon Pierce for a place to live as she hides from Chris. Paige has never lived with a man before and demands that Daemon consider her a "roommate" only, even though it goes against her own desires.

Strong-willed and arrogant, Daemon Pierce has been working hard to protect Paige from Chris and from herself. Letting go of his life as a womanizer, Daemon tries to prove to Paige that she can trust him, even though he refuses to enlighten her as to his past. Daemon struggles to comply with Paige's ridiculous demand to be "roommates" and quickly finds that he has fallen in love with the girl who does nothing but push him away.

Chris is still on the loose and Paige becomes impatient at the amount of time it is taking the authorities to apprehend him. Paige takes it upon herself to hunt Chris down, while still refusing to ask for Daemon's assistance. When Paige discovers a message left by Chris, she devices a plan to locate him while keeping Daemon in the dark as to her plans. Paige's emotional journey once again places her in dangerous situations and when secrets are revealed and decisions are made, Paige has no choice but to look deep within herself to see if she can finally trust the man who will stop at nothing to save her.


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Conquer: The Control Series #3

Conquer is the third book in the Control series. This description contains spoilers for those who have not read books one and two in the series, entitled Control and Conflict.

Private Investigator, Paige Stone’s world was shattered when she learned truths about her past. Following her discovery, Paige is forced into a situation where she needs to accept that, although a person can control their mind and body, the circumstances of their lives are far outside their grasp. As Paige struggles with coming to terms about events in her life, she is also put through the harrowing task of learning when to fight and when to let go.

Strong-willed and arrogant, Daemon Pierce agrees to help Paige on her hunt for Chris. As Daemon instructs her how to fight with both body and mind, he breaks down the final walls she has built around her heart.

Paige and Daemon’s emotional journey concludes as they learn the meaning of love and forgiveness, and ultimately...surrender.


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GIVEAWAY

TWO winners will receive an ebook copy of M. S. Willis' new release "Madeleine, Abducted", and an I'll Be Reading bookmark!


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11 comments:

  1. sooooo since you are awesome Marisa, and so is M.S.Willis I'll show you both some love <3 Great spotlight!!!!! And awesome blog. Madeline Abducted is next for me! EEK! xoxo ~Ariana

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  2. Thanks so much for the spotlight and giveway

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  3. Thank you for the chance to win this, it sounds really good!

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  4. This book looks amazing! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  5. Thanks for the awesome giveaway :)
    Love dark books :)

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  6. Thanks for the chance.

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  7. Had the hardest time posting this comment from my phone. Had to get on my Kindle

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